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QSR brands fight new regulation to increase minimum wage for fast food restaurants.

The foodservice wage debate has been heating up this year as several states and cities implement minimum wage hikes and pressure increases to raise hourly wages to $15. Last month, the movement to increase...

QSR leader McDonalds debuts new made to order burger building kiosk.

McDonald’s has had a tough couple of years, with declining same-store sales and customer perception problems. But the company, led by new CEO Steve Easterbrook, might finally have some good news to hang its...

Big QSR brands invest in research and development labs to create new products.

Some savvy limited-service chains are suddenly taking very literally the long-held notion that fast food is a science.

Both Wendy’s and Dairy Queen have recently opened new research labs aimed at...

QSR beef suppliers debate sustainable production to meet consumer demand.

On its face, the very notion of sustainable beef might seem like an oxymoron. How, after all, can something as environmentally intensive as beef production be used in the same sentence as sustainable?

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Major QSR brands like Taco Bell and Starbucks are investing in job opportunities for disadvantaged.

For all too many young workers hoping for a bright future, the employment system often seems skewed against them. They want their chance at the American dream, but getting there can be a nightmare for the...

QSR brands must change pay models to incorporate new government regulations.

When President Barack Obama announced a sweeping change to the country’s overtime pay law on June 30, the ripples from the first proposed adjustment in decades were immediately felt throughout the retail...

Puerto Rico QSR brand expands business state side to Orlando.

Perched on one side of this upstart, food-court competitor, there’s a Five Guys. On the other side, there’s an A&W All American Food stand. But the fast-food joint often attracting the longest lines at...

QSR icon Roy Rogers back from the dead with new owners and growth strategy.

Most Millennials wouldn’t know Roy Rogers, the iconic Western movie star, from a cowboy’s tin of beans.

That’s utterly irrelevant to Roy Rogers, the Frederick Maryland–based quick-service chain that’...

Executive Panera chef improves health and nutrition of fast casual menu.

More Americans are showing a desire to eat healthier foods, both at home and when dining out. And Panera Bread wants to satisfy that desire. This fall, the fast-casual leader will roll out new menu items...

QSR leaders talked at Menus of Change conference about healthy fast food and the environment.

The Menus of Change initiative, launched in 2012 as a partnership between the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) and the Harvard T.H. Chan...

Table service wings brand to grow with QSR prototype.

The fast-paced action of sports has never quite made its way into the sports bar world, which has long been a full-service, leisurely environment. But the team at Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Family Sports Pub wants to...

QSR brands like Arby's use sustainability and energy conservation to add new life to restaurants.

A lot has been going right at Arby’s in the last year or two, enough to drive the company’s same-store sales up 9.8 percent in the first quarter of this year, the 18th consecutive quarter that number has...

QSR brands could expand into Cuba after diplomatic relations improve.

When the Obama administration announced on December 17 that the U.S. and Cuba were taking steps to normalize relations, those anxious to tap into the business potential of the largest island in the...

QSR brands use foods without preservatives GMOs or artificial ingredients.

Panera Bread, Noodles & Company, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut are the latest to join the growing number of quick-service chains phasing out artificial ingredients from menus as consumers clamor for simpler...

Quick service and fast casual restaurant leaders attend national restaurant show to learn about innovations.

Every year, the National Restaurant Association Show rolls into Chicago’s McCormick Place to show off thousands of innovative tips, tools,...

Quick service operators deliver menu items through partner programs.

Delivery has suddenly become trendy.

Once the specialty of pizza parlors and sandwich shops, the idea of transporting food to consumers’ front doors and workplaces is being embraced or tested by a...